Meet Brandon Manning, co-owner of OG Greens in Sioux Falls. We asked Brandon to share a bit about his journey, as well as his Idea Take Flight moment; that pivotal moment which allowed his business to grow through a major hurdle. Because Brandon has lived on both coasts and many places in between, we first…

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Photography captures from Tuesday’s Innovative Insights events at R Wine Bar. Four business owners sharing their stories of developing themselves then starting their own self-employed growing adventure. Thank you for you Insights: Rebekah Scott Trisha Dohn Melissa Johnson Sarah Werner This event is in partnership and powered by the terrific local community bank First Bank…

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Each week, a class of high school students takes a short walk across the parking lot and enters a place where their classroom learning takes on real-world meaning. This is the Entrepreneurial Mindset course at New Technology High School, and for the next hour or so, their instructor will be a small business owner at…

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  We’ve known this for some time. Sioux Falls has a very unique growth trajectory that the rest of the USA is just discovering. We (at Zeal) are investing in Sioux Falls. Our founders and professional partners are investing in Sioux Falls. Now we need the people of Sioux Falls to start investing more in…

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Commensalism – a biology term describing an association between two organisms in which one benefits and the other derives neither benefit nor harm. Examples: Lichen or Suckerfish. The startup, Airsorted, found a niche customer base INSIDE another startups customer base. This happens very often as a core business model always has gaps in what it…

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We were invited on SDPB Radio’s Innovation Hour show with Cara Hetland!  It was a pleasure being in the discussion along with Rob Nelson of Inanovate and Vaney Hariri of Think 3D. Recording is up to give a listen! http://listen.sdpb.org/post/innovation-zeal-center-entrepreneurship

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This piece originally from December 5th’s edition of www.siouxfalls.business via Jodi Schwan and is presented by the Zeal Center for Entrepreneurship. While most new college graduates start looking for a first job, Mike Vetter knew he wanted to start a business. Then he learned how much he didn’t know. “I knew about the ‘nerd stuff,’…

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